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Since 2013, BB eBooks has provided thousands of eBooks and print editions to hundreds of clients, both New York Times bestselling authors and new authors alike. We endeavor to provide the highest-quality conversions at the lowest rates possible, and as fast as possible. We hope that you will choose us to become your preferred formatters. Please contact us for a quote today.

—Paul Salvette, General Manager

Rates & Services


Our Clients

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BB eBooks is committed to providing high-quality eBooks and print editions for indie authors and small presses. We have worked extensively with all sub-genres of the romance community (Paranormal, Contemporary, Erotic Fiction, Erotica, Historical, M/M, etc.), and these authors represent the majority of our client portfolio. We are also happy to work in other genres and even non-fiction that requires more complex formatting. Please feel free to view our Samples to see our formatting and production standards first-hand. If you are a small press or service provider to authors, please feel free to contact us about bulk quotes for your clients. We have an excellent reputation for high-quality customer service and are happy to meet all your formatting needs.


Formatting Services

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Whether you have a novel or a legal reference that requires extensive formatting, BB eBooks is here to assist. All fiction and narrative non-fiction books get the following along with our quality assurance standards that have been developed through years of experience:

  • Embedded fonts / dingbats for title page, chapter, and scene break design
  • Embedded fonts for offset content (e.g. letters, text messages, etc.)
  • Proper structural markup (chapters, sub-heads, etc.)
  • Correct typographer’s punctuation (smart quotes, proper em/en dashes, etc.)
  • Retailer-specific buy links and custom back matter
  • Properly resized and embedded images
  • Correct embedded metadata [eBooks only]
  • Hyperlinked Table of Contents [eBooks only]
  • Valid markup and packaging per industry requirements and specifications (i.e. IDPF spec for EPUB and Amazon guidelines for MOBI/KF8) [eBooks only]
  • Proper running headers and footers [print only]
  • Table of Contents with Page #s [print only and optional]

For complex non-fiction, we also provide more advanced formatting like table layout, list formatting, cross-referenced endnotes, and the ability to hyperlink an index.


Submission Requirements

For submission of manuscripts from our clients, BB eBooks essentially has no requirements. For eBooks, all we ask for is the manuscript and cover. For print we just need to know the trim size (5x8", 6x9", etc.) and if you would like a Table of Contents. We want to make this as quick and easy a process for you as possible. We are more than happy to format your manuscript no matter what shape it is in. We only ask that you please send us your manuscript after it has been edited/ proofread as making extensive changes may cause extra charges from us (Please see the FAQ for more on changes to your books).


eBook/Print Editions Provided

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We are able to provide you with formatted editions for the following online retailers. Acceptance is guaranteed at these vendors or will you get a full refund. As new retailers come into the marketplace, we are happy to retool our production standards to provide those editions as well:

  • Amazon [MOBI/KF8]
  • Draft2Digital [EPUB2]
  • Barnes & Noble Nook [EPUB2]
  • Google Play [EPUB2, PDF]
  • iTunes [EPUB2]
  • Kobo [EPUB2]
  • All Romance eBooks [EPUB2, MOBI/KF8, PDF]
  • Smashwords [EPUB2, .doc]
  • CreateSpace [PDF]
  • Lightning Source/Ingram Spark [PDF]
  • Fixed-Layout for Children’s Books and Comic Books [EPUB3, KF8]
  • EPUB3 (available upon request)
  • And Many More!

Rates

For our novelist and narrative non-fiction clients, our rates are pretty firm. Turnaround times are typically 1–2 working days for novels / novellas. We would only charge more if there are extensive editing and/or structural changes to be made after work is complete.

Novels and Narrative Non-Fiction (>40K Words)

PackagePackage I
(eBooks Only)
Package II
(eBooks + .docx + PDF eBook)
Package III
(eBooks + .docx + PDF eBook + Print)
Package IV
(Print Only)
EPUB (any vendor)
MOBI/KF8 (any vendor)
.docx
PDF eBook
Print Interior
Cost$US60$US90$US115$US65

Novellas and Narrative Non-Fiction (<40K Words)

PackagePackage I
(eBooks Only)
Package II
(eBooks + .docx + PDF eBook)
Package III
(eBooks + .docx + PDF eBook + Print)
Package IV
(Print Only)
EPUB (any vendor)
MOBI/KF8 (any vendor)
.docx
PDF eBook
Print Interior
Cost$US50$US80$US100$US55

All payments are done via PayPal and payment is due after work is complete. There is more information about payment on our FAQ. Please feel free to contact us for a quote anytime.

BB eBooks is happy to provide box sets, both single- and multi-author. We typically charge $35/book in the box set—so an 8-author box set would be $280, as an example. Please feel free to contact us for a quote on your project.

For non-fiction with lists, tables, footnotes, etc., please feel free to contact us for more information separately. These types of eBook conversion typically start at $150. Please note that we unfortunately do not provide print services for complex non-fiction at this time. For fixed-layout eBooks we are only able to perform conversion on children’s books and comic books at this time. Rates typically start at $150 for fixed-layout.


Confidentiality and Security

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Confidentiality and security is something we take very seriously at BB eBooks. We do not use sub-contractors for any of our production work and all files you send us are considered confidential and not for distribution outside our office. To prevent your completed eBooks and print interiors from falling into the wrong hands, we take numerous security checks and processes within our office and we deliver all files to you securely via our cloud-based portal, BB Client.

Additionally, we will never divulge to anyone about our ongoing business relationship unless you explicitly instruct us to. We maintain de facto Non-Disclosure Agreements with all clients. The sole exception is the Thailand Revenue Department, which we are required by law to provide 1) your country, 2) your real name or penname, and 3) the transaction amount (please see Terms & Conditions for the legalese).


Services Not Provided

In order to focus solely on providing the best formatting services, BB eBooks unfortunately does not provide the following; however, we are happy to recommend great providers that do:

  • Cover design (eBook and print)
  • Editing / proofreading
  • Publishing assistance (please consult Publishing Tutorials for assistance)
  • Formal consultations
  • Marketing assistance

Testimonials

“I highly recommend BB eBooks for all my formatting needs. Fast, reliable and always happy to help! I love the extras they do (i.e.) logos in chapters, etc. There’s nobody better!”

Carly Phillips, New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author

“Thanks for coming to my rescue when I needed to find a new formatter—fast! You’re a Godsend!”

Kallypso Masters, USA Today Best-Selling Author

“MyeBook.co.za is very grateful to Paul and his team for their quick, friendly and reliable service, I would definitely recommend them and their services.”

David Henderson, Founder of MyeBook.co.za